Belgium: School grows spine, bans hijab. Muslim start howling and wingeing…

*  That’s what they always do, you say. But its good that there are signs of resistance here and there, no?

By  Hadi Yahmid, IOL Correspondent

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“The decision, a violation of women rights, is unacceptable,” say the girls.

BRUSSELS — The decision of a Brussels school to deny Muslim girls the right to wear hijab has motivated them to champion a protest campaign, the latest episode of the hijab debate in the European country.“The hijab ban has no ground and the administration offered no explanation and did not consult with teachers or parents,” reads a petition circulated by Muslim students in the Institut des Ursulines in the Brussels borough of Molenbeek.

The Catholic school, where Muslims comprise some 85 percent of the students, has decided to ban hijab starting the next academic year.

The controversial decision promoted Muslim students to launch a protest campaign, including a rally outside the school, which is located in an area with a large Muslim population.

“The decision, a violation of women rights, is unacceptable,” says the petition.

* Of course it is. Because Islam must dominate…

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“Just call me Jihad Mama”- Muslim woman wages Internet jihad in Belgium

* Welfare Jihad:

Belgian authorities ought to see this as sedition, for Malika El Aroud would certainly want to see Sharia come to Belgium, and non-Muslims and women subjugated. And she is working for that end by agitating for jihad.

“Al Qaeda Warrior Uses Internet to Rally Women,” by Elaine Sciolino and Souad Mekhennet for the New York Times

BRUSSELS — On the street, Malika El Aroud is anonymous in an Islamic black veil covering all but her eyes.In her living room, Ms. El Aroud, a 48-year-old Belgian, wears the ordinary look of middle age: a plain black T-shirt and pants and curly brown hair. The only adornment is a pair of powder-blue slippers monogrammed in gold with the letters SEXY.

* Powder-blue slippers monogrammed in gold with the letters SEXY are the ordinary look of middle age?

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Miss Headscarf contest for Muslims attacked

Plans to hold a “Miss Headscarf” beauty contest for Muslim women on Danish television have been attacked by Islamic traditionalists.

The country’s Islamic Faith Society has criticised the decision by Danmarks Radio to show “cool Muslim women who often make up a very fashion-conscious and style-confident part of the Danish street scene”.

Bjarke Ahlstrand, the editor-in-chief of DR’s youth division, said he hoped the contest would take some of the heat out of calls for a ban on Islamic dress in public.

“We would like to contact all the Muslim women who are seldom heard in the debate but are often just as preoccupied with fashion and beauty as other women,” he said.

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“I have lived in the EU’s future, and it doesn’t work.”

*  Vladimir Bukovsky asks “Is the European Union the new Soviet Union?”

From the ‘been there, done it’ department

…How was the Soviet Union governed? It was governed by fifteen unelected people who appointed each other and who were not accountable to anyone. How is the European Union governed? By two dozen people who appoint each other and are not accountable to anyone, and whom we cannot sack. How was the Soviet Union created? By coercion or very often with the military occupation of the Red Army. How is the European Union created? Admittedly not by armed force, but by coercion and bullying, making it impossible for any other country to live outside it economically. It is like a shot-gun marriage…

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UK will be "Islamic nation" in 30 years

* Live blogging the disintegration of a nation:

* thanks to JW

 

“This progress has been enthusiastically assisted by this government in particular with its hard-line multi-cultural dogma and willingness to concede to virtually every demand made by Muslims.”

“Religious trends and our religious future,” from the Church of England News 

 

If recent reports of trends in religious observance prove to be correct, then in some 30 years the mosque will be able to claim that, religiously speaking, the UK is an Islamic nation, and therefore needs a share in any religious establishment to reflect this. The progress of conservative Islam in the UK has been amazing, and it has come at a time of prolonged decline in church attendance that seems likely to continue.This progress has been enthusiastically assisted by this government in particular with its hard-line multi-cultural dogma and willingness to concede to virtually every demand made by Muslims. Perhaps most importantly the government has chosen to allow hard-liners to act as representing all Muslims, and more liberal Muslims have almost completely failed to produce any leadership voices to compete, leading many Britons to wonder if there are indeed many liberal Muslims at all, surely a mistake.

Surely!

At all levels of national life Islam has gained state funding, protection from any criticism, and the insertion of advisors and experts in government departs national and local. A Muslim Home Office adviser, for example, was responsible for Baroness Scotland’s aborting of the legislation against honour killings, arguing that informal methods would be better. In the police we hear of girls under police protection having the addresses of their safe houses disclosed to their parents by Muslim officers who think they are doing their religious duty. While men-only gentlemen’s clubs are now being dubbed unlawful, we hear of municipal swimming baths encouraging ‘Muslim women only’ sessions and in Dewsbury Hospitals staff waste time by turning beds to face Mecca five times a day — a Monty Pythonesque scenario of lunacy, but astonishingly true. Prisons are replete with imams who are keen to inculcate conservative Islam in any inmates who are deemed to be culturally ‘Muslim’: the Prison service in effect treats such prisoners as a cultural block to be preached to by imams at will. Would the Prison service send all those with ‘C of E’ on their papers to confirmation classes with the chaplain?! We could go on.

* Muslim gangs ‘are taking control of prison’

* CAIR Board Chairman: War on Terror is war against Islam

* Parroting Bin Laden: Bin Laden Says West Is Waging War Against Islam 

* Inmates have PRISON officer and his sniffer dog  moved after a Muslim inmate complained he had named it Allah. 

The point is that Islam is being institutionalised, incarnated, into national structures amazingly fast, at the same time as demography is showing very high birthrates. Charles Taylor’s new and classic work on the Secular Age charts the rise of the secular mindset and what he calls the ‘excarnation’ of Christianity as it is levered out of state policy and structures. Christianity is now regarded as bad news, the liberal elite’s attack developed in the 1960s took root in the educationalist empire, and to some extent even in areas of the church.

Today the Christian story is fading from public imagination, while Islam grows apace. There needs to be some fresh thinking in this area where the claims of Christ are sensitively explained. Our church leaders must develop ways of explaining this, as our feature on mission and evangelism this week demonstrates.

* Meanwhile, Britain’s socialist engineers of change are doing their very best to replace native Brits with a Muhammedan proletariat…

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Camden madrassah update: Krudd government sends in the brain police to fix "anti-Islamic xenophobia"

Useful idiots Alert

* with thanks to Mullah

Patricia Karvelas, Political correspondent/The Australian

* Political commissar Laurie Ferguson: “we have ways to make you like Islam..”

THE Rudd Government has offered to run anti-racism projects in outer southwestern Sydney where locals stridently lobbied Camden Council to reject an application to build a 1200-student Islamic school.

* Ramming the failed multiculti-shambles down your throat, Laurie says the diversity police will fix it:

Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs Laurie Ferguson yesterday expressed alarm over anti-Islamic xenophobia in the area, saying that while the council may have rejected the development proposal on genuine planning grounds, some in the local community had displayed racism. “You’ve got a community there with very few Muslims in the immediate area. There’s lack of knowledge, lack of interface connection and basic ignorance coming into it,” Mr Ferguson said. “What happened out there does show … we need to work with this council to erode this kind of bigotry in that community.”

* ‘Lack of knowledge, lack of interface connection and basic ignorance? Bigotry?’ Laurie, what do YOU know about Islam and the global jihad? Why should such a dumb, ignorant and bigoted man like yourself allowed to destroy a community with a failed ideology?

Camden Council unanimously rejected the proposal to build the 1200-student Islamic school on Tuesday night, at a meeting attended by 200 locals, some of whom hailed the decision as a victory against Islamic radicalism.

The community mobilised against the proposal after the Qu’ranic Society Dar Tahfez El-Quran lodged its plan with council last year.

Mr Ferguson said the council had made recent approaches to receive federal funding to run programs to help the community’s knowledge about multiculturalism. “There was a part of the campaign which was based on anti-Islamic xenophobia and that’s pretty worrying. These people should worry that when they start complaining about treatment of people overseas, including Christian minorities in the Middle East … this is a bit hypocritical,” he said.

* Laurie: better not talk about things you don’t understand.

“It’s a bit hypocritical for us to say we are concerned about some Middle Eastern countries’ restrictions on building Christian churches and restrictions on seminarians being trained if we in Australia start campaigns that schools shouldn’t be built because they are Islamic.”

* How’s that? Because Islamic countries forbid Christian churches and seminaries we are hypocritical because we don’t want to see mosques and madrassahs on every corner in Australian country towns and the cities? Laurie, have you ever heard of reciprocity?

Education Minister Julia Gillard avoided the debate yesterday. “This was obviously dealt with as a planning matter by the local council. It’s the subject of NSW planning laws and should be dealt with in that way through the planning process,” she said.

*  Camden mayor: “nationalism cannot be tolerated”

Camden mayor Chris Patterson said the decision was based on concerns over the effect on traffic flows, not on religious grounds. But he welcomed the Government’s interest in helping to change community attitudes.

“We would encourage the federal Government to get involved,” he said. “We need to involve representatives from the federal Government to find out what help they can provide on this issue. They are the minority but any racism or nationalism cannot be tolerated.”

* Which race is Islam again? A race to the bottom:

* Islam is not a race, its a hostile ideology that doesn’t tolerate YOU. And “nationalism cannot be tolerated?’ Chris: who are you to forbid people to be patriotic???

* In other news: Deadly snake bites mans penis (no joke!)

Dudley, UK: 22.000 sign petition against mosque

..all racist Islamophobes, no doubt!

Malcolm Davis

Mosque hearing rally cry

A DUDLEY councillor is calling on the people of the town to “create crowds” outside Dudley Council House as the future of the mosque is discussed inside.

For two days in June (10 and 11) the planning inspectorate from Bristol will be holding a public inquiry as to whether the council were right to refuse the application made by the Dudley Muslim Association last year.

The council’s development control committee unanimously rejected the proposals after the project received opposition via petitions with more than 22,000 names.

In other news:

MUSLIM VICTIM OF WHITE RACIST CRIME? – MEDIA GETS IT WRONG- AGAIN

This past week an Asian boy(media doublespeak for muslim), Amar Aslam, was battered and killed in Crow’s Neck Park in Dewsbury, UK. In typical lockstep the British media rushed to jump to their preconceived conclusion and portrayed the murder as a racist crime by a gang of white men. Unfounded headlines and biased reporting such as: “Racism fear over youth’s murder in park” and “Gang blamed for battering” led the world to believe that British whites had killed a defenseless young muslim man and muslims are the inevitable victims of white hatred. The reporter went on to quote an unnamed “source close to the family” (of the victim):

“The man, who asked to remain anonymous, said there had been trouble between a white gang and a “non-white” gang during the day.”  (Apparently all gangs made up of white members are racist??)

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Beautiful Camden: "give us our madrassah or we will become terrorists"- Muslim leader sez

Update: Ikebal Patel, one of Australia’s perceived ‘moderate Muslims’, is very distressed over the resistance by the residents of Camden who don’t want a Muhammedan madrassah in their midst. Daniel Emerson from the politically correct Sydney Moonbat Herald is equally upset and hastens to assist him:

Extremism fear after Islamic school blocked

Kate McCulloch … “they take our welfare”.

Daniel Emerson

May 28, 2008 – 8:04AM

A senior figure within Australia’s Islamic community has warned that the blocking of a proposed Muslim school in Camden could result in Islamic children being taught extreme religious views in “backyards and garages”.

Australian Federation of Islamic Councils president Ikebal Patel said it was “very sad” that Camden Council last night rejected a proposal to build a school for 1200 students on planning grounds.

In announcing the decision the Mayor, Chris Patterson, stressed that the refusal of the application had nothing to do with the seething religious tensions that have underpinned much of the debate.

He later told AAP he encouraged the school’s developers to resubmit their proposal if they could find an alternative site within his south-western Sydney municipality.

But Mr Patel said he was saddened by the attitudes of Camden residents, some of whom declared the rejection of the school plan a victory for “decency”.

“It’s very, very distressing that that sort of phobia exists in the community,” Mr Patel said.

* Imagine that! Islamophobia in Camden! These ignorant redneck Aussies…!

“I think what the [Camden] council and the general population have to realise is that if Islamic schools are not encouraged and allowed to be established under the auspices of the State Government and their oversight, the same Muslim children will be given their religious education in backyards and garages by Imams and other religious teachers whose credentials no-one could vet.

“You may have some very extreme Imams or religious teachers getting through to the children.”

* Really? Then the question should be: what are we going to do about that? Monitor the mosques and the schools or do away with them altogether?

Mr Patel said he supported the proposed developers, the Quranic Society Dar Tahfez El-Quran, who have declared their intention to fight for the school.

* Of course. Patel wouldn’t be a proper soldier of Allah if he wasn’t prepared to take it to the limit…

Vice-president Issam Obeid told the Camden Advertiser: “We’re definitely going to appeal through the Land and Environment Court.”

Another member of the society, Ahmed Halal, told the paper it was disappointing that Camden residents had made it clear they did not want Muslims in the area.

“If you build a school, then you’re building education and you’re building something for society,” he said.

* Not for Australian society, you don’t. Australia did very well without Muhammedan ‘education’…don’t want any, don’t need any: Muslim be gone!

About 200 Camden residents cheered wildly as the council formally decided to reject the application in their area last night.

Dressed in a hat decorated with Australian flags and a long yellow dress, a resident, Kate McCulloch, emerged from the meeting hailing the decision and insisting that Muslims were incompatible with the local community.

The ones that come here oppress our society, they take our welfare and they don’t want to accept our way of life,” she said.

* Huh? somebody smells the coffee?

A council report recommended that the application be refused after more than 3000 submissions had been received from the public. The vast majority opposed the development.

* Not ‘the vast majority’ Daniel: the overwhelming majority. Only 100 voted in favor, 2900 against.

Cr Patterson pointed to a report from council officers showing the proposed development was flawed on environmental and planning grounds. These included inadequate public transport to the site, in Burragorang Road at Cawdor, and fears that it might be contaminated by hazardous materials. Cr Patterson insisted the ruling was “on planning grounds alone”.

– with Jonathan Dart

* Its not over till the fat lady sings…

* Bad News Update:

Thanx to Gramfan

Islamic schools deserve fair go: Pell

The Australian

* Just when you thought the resistance is gaining momentum, there comes another religious nutter trying to nip it in the butt:

CATHOLIC Cardinal George Pell has weighed in to the row over an Islamic school in western Sydney, saying he has no objection to Muslim schools.

Camden Council last night voted unanimously against a proposal to build an Islamic school for 1200 students, citing various issues including traffic problems.

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Verona: Illegal Mosque Razed, Muslim Council Whines About 'Backlash'

* Regardless of the fact that they never owned or paid rent for the building they used as a mosque, the Sowdi sponsored Muslim Council keeps howling and whining about property they never owned in the first place: masters of chutzpath & hubris!

*  The best we should do is to recycle their garbage and serve it back to them, with the gravy.  

*   From the mysterious Ibn Misr from the Sons of Apes & Pigs (who doesn’t mince words)

 

ViVa Italia: The first demolished mosque in Italy, to be “The Oriana Fallaci Parc”

The writing is on the wall, and the bulldozers are out.

Muslim Organizations, their media, their apologists, their fifth columnists, and their dogs are mourning, while looking for revenge, to perfidiously strike back, by using all the tricks of subversions to spread their venom that is always ready at the tip of their tongue.

They started already, with the announcement of this great news, for us, with their trademark of deception, by claiming that the responsibility for that terrorists nest (mosque) cleanup was done by the Italian Rightist party. But let no one swallow the bait and slip into their sewer trap.

The cleanup of those Jihadists infection was done by the government of the Republic of Italy elected lawfully to implement the will of the Italian people. Full stop. Our Civilized laws are not fabricated by Mullahs, Ayatollahs, Hezbollah, or cooked in El Doha -Qatar, under the guardianship of a seventh century turban head, with the patronage of a thug in chief, and an assassin in chief as they did to Lebanon.  

Having said this, I invite all the anti-jihadists sites reporting this news, not to be distracted by the devout deceivers and their use of divisive terminology. It’s nothing new for them. They’re the same people that goes to the Christians telling them, “How you deal with the Jews that killed your Jesus,” and then turn around to tell the Jews, “How can you deal with the Christians that massacred you.” Same old tricks, now they play the rightists – leftists divide, but let them swallow their saliva. The fact is, the Italian people have spoken.  

For 1400 years, muslims made it a habit to destroy, burn, and loot Churches and Synagogues in every country they attacked to steal, that’s how they want to finish up with Israel as well. The ones they couldn’t destroy, they simply turned to mosques. Hagia Sophia, and the Ummayyad mosque in Damascus, just to name two landmark Churches that are still standing today to condemn the religion of thieves and robbers. But they still dare to tell us with a straight face that theirs is the religion that respect and love all other religions. We know their love slogan, “love them, to rob them.”

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The Islamisation Of Britain

Dr Michael Nazir-Ali has been getting some stick for suggesting that Christians should evangelise British Muslims. Dr Nazir-Ali, who previously received death threats for suggesting there were Muslim no-go areas in Britain, has been outstanding as a rare voice within the Church of England speaking out against the erosion of Britain’s Christian culture and traditions under the cultural onslaught from radical Islam. But now his concerns are echoed in a striking cri-de-coeur by the Church of England newspaper. In its editorial, it writes:

At all levels of national life Islam has gained state funding, protection from any criticism, and the insertion of advisors and experts in government departs national and local. A Muslim Home Office adviser, for example, was responsible for Baroness Scotland’s aborting of the legislation against honour killings, arguing that informal methods would be better. In the police we hear of girls under police protection having the addresses of their safe houses disclosed to their parents by Muslim officers who think they are doing their religious duty.

While men-only gentlemen’s clubs are now being dubbed unlawful, we hear of municipal swimming baths encouraging ‘Muslim women only’ sessions and in Dewsbury Hospitals staff waste time by turning beds to face Mecca five times a day — a Monty Pythonesque scenario of lunacy, but astonishingly true. Prisons are replete with imams who are keen to inculcate conservative Islam in any inmates who are deemed to be culturally ‘Muslim’: the Prison service in effect treats such prisoners as a cultural block to be preached to by imams at will. Would the Prison service send all those with ‘C of E’ on their papers to confirmation classes with the chaplain?! We could go on. The point is that Islam is being institutionalised, incarnated, into national structures amazingly fast, at the same time as demography is showing very high birthrates.

Indeed. Britain is being steadily Islamised – and hardly a word is being breathed about it.

*   Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali: “The decline of Christian values is destroying Britishness and has created a “moral vacuum” which radical Islam is filling”

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ST George flag  is not halal: cop tells motorist to take ‘racist flag’ down

* UK: Cops tell motorist to remove “racist” England flag from his car

Motorist told flag could be racist

 

A TEENAGE motorist was told to remove an England flag from his car by a police officer because it could be offensive to immigrants.

Ben Smith, 18, was driving back home to Ingram Road in Melksham on Thursday evening after filling up with petrol, when the officer stopped him on a routine patrol.

He checked the tax disc and tyres on his Vauxhall Corsa but when he noticed the flag of St George on the parcel shelf he told Mr Smith to take it down.

Mr Smith, who works for G Plan Upholsterers on Hampton Park West, said: “He saw the flag and said it was racist towards immigrants and if I refused to take it down I would get a £30 fine.

“I laughed because I thought he was joking, but then I realised he was serious so I had to take it down straight away. I thought it was silly – it’s my country and I want to show my support for my country.”

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Germany: No Honor in Killing

 

* Yet another ‘honor killing’- nothing to do with Islam, of course…!

Honor Killing Victim Wanted to Live Like other German Girls

By SPIEGEL Staff

At age 16, all Morsal Obeidi wanted was to live the way other girls in Germany do. She paid dearly: Obeidi’s brother stabbed her 20 times. Her murder has sparked a renewed debate in Germany about the failure of many immigrant families to integrate into Western society.

Sixteen-year-old honor killing victim Morsal Obeidi: a daily struggle to be the kind of person she wanted to be.

 

Morsal is buried one week after her death. In the morning, the women wash the body, cleansing it of its earthly sins, in keeping with tradition.

The teenage girl’s thin body is covered with stab wounds, evidence of the knife that was plunged into her torso. The women wrap the body in linen and lay it into a coffin made of a light-colored wood.

Morsal’s buriel: The family, in this new, foreign world in Germany, could not be allowed to disintegrate.

 

At noon, six men lift the coffin to their shoulders and begin walking, leading a procession of 200 men and women dressed in black. Ghulam-Mohammed Obeidi, the father — who lost his daughter and now, more than likely, his son in a single night — is at the center of the group. They walk along a path that leads to the new Muslim section at the back of a cemetery in Hamburg’s Öjendorf neighborhood, to where a group of construction workers stand leaning against an excavating machine. The women stop as the men carry the coffin to the grave, which is lined with boards, a rectangular hole in the ground with pale sand piled up around its edges.

This is where the story ends, with the body of a stabbed girl being brought to her grave. Her name was Morsal Obeidi, and she was 16. Born in Afghanistan, she died a few days ago, in a parking lot in Hamburg.

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Camden-Town Moves Against Islamic School

*   ” Built it and they will come” seems to be the idea behind this ill conceived plan to build a Muhammedan madrassah in a beautiful Aussie country-town south of Sydney.  Its residents are up in arms and have the support of the wider community:

Some of the protesters wore anti-Islamic immigration slogans

 

By Nick Bryant 
BBC News, Sydney

*   Update: Locals demand ‘racist’ apology as Islamic school rejected

 

With its lace curtain bungalows and steepled Anglican church, the once tranquil town of Camden in New South Wales seems the most improbable of settings for a row that combines race and religion.

Proud of its rich history, the town promotes itself as “the birthplace of the nation’s wealth”, for it was here, in the early 19th Century, that the sheep and dairy industries first began to flourish.

Now the town, which lies on south-west fringes of Sydney, is confronting a very 21st Century issue: the proposal to construct an Islamic school for some 1,200 Muslim pupils.

Behind the proposal is the Sydney-based Quranic Society, which has purchased 15 acres of land on the fringes of town, and produced detailed plans and designs.

* New site for Islamic school ‘welcome’

* Australian town council votes against building Islamic school

None of them reference any obvious Islamic influences. Functional and non-descript, the two-storey school could easily be a light industrial development.

Camden council is currently deciding whether to grant planning permission and allow the controversial development to go ahead.

‘Wrecking Australia’

At the council’s headquarters, 12 bulging ring-binders hold more than 3,200 submissions from the public. Only 100 are in favour of the development.

The council will deliver its verdict either later this month or early next.

 

  This is not a nationalistic issue, it’s not a religious issue, it’s a planning issue, and it will be addressed on those merits 
Chris Patterson, 
Camden mayor

Twice the town has managed to rebuff the fast food giant McDonald’s. Now it has mobilised to block the construction of the Islamic school.

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Jihad is permanent and relentless…

Moe’s Jihad News:

Imam detained in connection with Jaipur serial blasts

* Yep. There is always an imam or a mufti behind these ‘serial blasts’…

 Muslim cleric of the Jama Masjid in Bharatpur has been detained for interrogation in connection with the Jaipur serial blasts that killed 66 people, police said on Monday.
 
Mohamaad Ilyas, the Imam of the Jama Masjid, was detained on Friday and has been taken to Jaipur for further investigations by the Special Investigation Team (SIT), Circle Officer (City) Ratan Lal Bhargava said.

 

“A computer, a mobile phone and diaries have been seized from his possession, he said.

Press Trust Of India

War until last soldier gone – Taliban

 

By Sayed Salahuddin in Kabul/NewsCom

THE Taliban will fight on till the last foreign soldier is driven out of Afghanistan, but their door is always open to talks with other Afghan opposition groups, the Islamist movement said today.

The offer comes days after Burhanuddin Rabbani, a former president and mujahideen chief, now opposition leader, said the Taliban had shown a desire for political dialogue and called for serious efforts to establish talks with the Islamist rebels.        

The Taliban “will fight till the withdrawal of the last crusading invader, but the door for talks, understanding and negotiations will always be open for the all the mujahideen,” the Taliban said

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Diana West: Sniper shooting Koran hardly ‘criminal behavior’

…and Koran kissing is rather stupid behavior…

* Hundreds of Afghans protest US Koran shooting

More common sense from Diana West:

It is late August 1939. American columnist Augusta “Gusto” Nash, played by the incomparable Claudette Colbert in the 1940 movie “Arise, My Love,” is sitting in a French railway car taking her from Paris (and love interest Ray Milland) to her next assignment: Adolph Hitler’s Berlin. Not surprisingly, she is boning up for her new post in the Nazi capital by reading “Mein Kampf.” Turning the pages, she looks increasingly disgusted, finally becoming incensed to the point where she slams the book shut and tosses it out the window.

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Iraqi army: 6 teens trained as suicide bombers

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The Saudi insurgent threatened to rape our mothers and sisters, destroy our houses and kill our fathers if we did not cooperate with him,” one of the youths, who were not identified, told reporters in Mosul, where security forces are cracking down on al-Qaida in Iraq and other Sunni insurgents.

* Strange that we never see a fat Mullah blow…

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi military on Monday displayed a group of weeping teenagers who said they had been forced into training for suicide bombings by a Saudi militant in the last urban stronghold of al-Qaida in Iraq.

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Quote of the day:

John Stuart Mill:

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing is worth a war, is worse.”

A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”